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What does Bourke mean?

Bourke Pronunciation of Bourke [bourke] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and Bourke means "from the fortified settlement". Bourke is a variant form of Burke (Old French): see also Berkeley.


Bourke has 4 variants: Berk, Berke, Birk and Burk.

Creative forms:
(male) Brike, Bryke, ..

(female) Bourca, Bourte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bourke Cristobal (B.C.), ..

How popular is Bourke?

Bourke is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#11788 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Bourke (outside Top 2000) are Burke and Burk. Adoption of these relations of Bourke reached its apex in the year 2013 (average #1913). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burk, Burke in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bourke and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Berkie, Berky, Birkee, Birkey, Birkie (see Birkey), Birky, Borak, Borg, Boris, Borja, Borne, Borris, Borys, Bourn, Bourne, Brocke, Brooke, Bruce, Brucie, Burch, Burg, Burgh, Burket, Burle, Burne, Roarke, Rorke, Rourke and Yorke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bourke.

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